From UO Evolution
What is the Market Place?
The Virtual Market Place is a system that will allow players to randomly buy items daily from a gump in-game
This Market system will have virtually every item on the shard rotated randomly
Use the [market command to open the gump
You will see several items on the display, that are only available to you, at a random price. You must determine if it is a "good deal" or not. The items change daily and are available for 24 hours for you to buy.
The items that are for sale are random for each player, what player A can buy is different then what player B can buy. Even if both items were the same the price could be different as well
This system will encourage players to log in and open the gump daily. Players will then have a chance to buy/sell items and compare gumps, which drives communication and trading between players
Players start with market 2 slots that appear in your personal gump
You can get more market slots, up to a max of 8 slots per account
You can get more slots by purchasing them on the market gump 200,225,250 ed...
Each day, based on the number of market slots you have available, you will see a variety of items, randomly selected and available for you to buy at that price for the day.
You can also use the refresh button, at a cost of 25ed per use, to see new items that are available
If you buy an item, that slot will be "locked" until the next market system reset at midnight
You can only buy a max of 8 items in a 24 hour period
This system will also be used for Secret Vendor stones in the future, I have some ideas how to expand this to make a bit fun to find secret places
Each purchase made will add a portion of Evolution Dollars into a Jackpot, at the end of the day one of the purchasers will win the jackpot! All this info will be displayed in the main gump
What is a daily Reward Chest?
A player can earn keys to "unlock" daily reward chests. You get keys by doing tasks/events and for participating in staff events(Pet Wars, Hunger Games, etc
You can also earn keys by visiting the market place or completing your daily task goal which unlocks and rewards you with a chest.
Your reward chest will increase in level the more keys you use on it. There are rare rewards in the chests that will only be found in this system.
Use these commands to open up the system gumps:
This Market System should solve one of the shard's most complicated issues regarding the distribution of rare items to all the players fairly. This system will also help stimulate the economy and trade between players
Initially the market has been set up with Evolution Dollars and Market Dollars, but has been coded to add other types of currencies for future expansion
Market Dollars are bonus currency obtained when donating. They are similar to Evolution Dollars, but can only be spent in the Market System, using the command [market
Players can still buy, sell or trade Market Dollars between players and the MD's have the same value as ED
Benefits of the new Market System
- Distributes all items in a random, fair way to all players
- Gives you 24 hours to buy an item from the gump
- Randomizes the high/low price range
- Prevents over-saturation of rare items
- Controls the pace of the addition of new items
- Sets a price cap to control inflation
- Encourages players to communicate and trade items daily
- Removes the Evolution Dollars from the economy, rather than recycle them between players, lowering inflation
- Automates the trade between players, eliminates the need for GM assistance
- Available 24 hours a day, works for all time zones and players